My grandmother would call Tiburon "a nice place to be from. Far away from."marindem01 wrote: ↑Sat Apr 23, 2022 10:11 am Black Owners of Trburon's Yema Shop Settle For $150.000.00 & Police Reforms.
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The Black owners of a business in Tiburon have settled a racial profiling claim with the town for $150,000 and the establishment of a police advisory council.
The settlement was announced Tuesday outside of Yema, the downtown Tiburon clothing boutique where the incident occurred. Married co-owners Yema Khalif and Hawi Awash addressed a crowd of residents, activists and media, with their attorneys David C. Anderson and Charles Bonner.
“We are not begging. We are demanding,” Khalif said. “We’re going to speak out. We’re going to be vocal and we are going to show how people deserve to be treated.”
The settlement stemmed from an interaction between police officers and Khalif at about 1 a.m. on Aug. 21, 2020. Khalif, Awash and their friend were inside the store, located at 10 Main St. in Tiburon, when Tiburon police Officer Isaac Madfes approached and questioned them.
The officer was later joined by a supervisor, Tiburon police Sgt. Michael Blasi, and Officer Jeremy Clark of the Belvedere Police Department. Khalif argued with the police over whether the people inside the store needed to prove their right to be there.
Tiburon has been pretty much a White Enclave for many years, much like Sausalito. The few minorities seen in Tiburon have usually been in the service industry, house cleaning, cooking and taking care the kids.
Whites have seen themselves reflected in Tiburon's Police Department. At the time of August incident, Khalif and his wife were the only African-American Store Owner's in Tiburon. The cops over reacted. White Store Owner's do not have to proof that they own or manage a store, but the African-American Couple did.